Friday, February 11, 2011

Tip of the Hat

I have been on a hat knitting kick the last week. It could have something to do with the fact that I shaved my head. What?! Yes, last weekend my husband buzzed my hair. It is not totally gone but it is darn close. One unfortunate side affect is that my head is cold! I live in Michigan and it's snowing. Brrr! This hat is the Slouchy Copy Cat Hat. I loved this pattern. It gives the look of cables without actually doing them. I used Red Heart Soft yarn. Now don't groan! Hear me out on this, I didn't have a lot of money to be purchasing yarn and I could not find any colors that were jumping out at me. I felt the swatch they had knitted up of this yarn and was surprised by how soft it actually was. Plus, I liked the color which is Vanilla Swirl.

I just want to add that it is really hard to get pictures of yourself!

This next hat is also knit in Red Heart Soft. This pattern is the Striped and Slouchy Hat. I worked as fast as possible on this one. It is a favorite of mine. The funny thing is that on the day I started this hat I received my packaged from the Secret Cupid Swap. Inside the box was this hat, made for my by my secret cupid, in black and grey. I was thrilled to get it!
The color of this hat is light grey. I really like this hat and I have gotten a lot of compliments on it :-)

This is the hat made for me by my secret cupid. I truly enjoyed this particular swap. I got a thoughtful person who checked out my profile and blogs. The extra gifts were things that summed me up. Big coffee/tea cup, tea, yarn, little gifts for the kids and a handmade necklace and stitch markers. I recommend checking out Ravelry for all the patterns, groups, swaps, and helpful, great people!